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  • Queen Elizabeth's Legacy and the Future of the Crown
  • Written by: Katie Nicholl
  • Narrated by: Heather Price
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins

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The New Royals

Written by: Katie Nicholl
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Publisher's Summary

Vanity Fair Royals correspondent and bestselling author of William and Harry and Kate explores the remarkable life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the legacy she has handed down after her death to the next generation.

For seventy years, Queen Elizabeth ruled over an institution and a family. During her lifetime she was constant in her desire to provide a steady presence and to be a trustworthy steward of the British people and the Commonwealth. In the face of her uncle’s abdication, in the uncertainty of the Blitz, and in the tentative exposure of her family and private life to the public via the press, Elizabeth became synonymous with the crown.

But times change. Recent years have brought grief and turmoil to the House of Windsor, and even as England celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, there were calls for a changing of the guard.

In The New Royals, journalist Katie Nicholl provides a nuanced look at Elizabeth’s remarkable and unrivalled reign, with new stories from Palace courtiers and aides, documentarians, and family members. She examines King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla’s decades in waiting and beyond—where “The Firm” is headed as William and Kate present the modern faces of an ancient institution. In the wake of Harry and Meghan leaving the Royal Family and Prince Andrew’s spectacular fall from grace, the royal family must reckon with its history, the light and the dark, in order to chart a course for Britain beyond its Queen and to show that it is an institution capable of leadership in an ever-changing modern world.

©2022 Katie Nicholl (P)2022 Hachette Books

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  • Michelle Minguey
  • 30-09-22

Don’t waste of money!

It’s full of already known information. I didn’t learn a thing and there wasn’t 1 surprise. She exploits a child & is a tacky book. Nicholl dropped the ball majorly. Never again will I buy her books.

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  • Katarzyna Zuza Zasada
  • 01-10-22

nothing really new

Nothing really new. Save your pennies and read Page Six instead for your royal gossip if so desired

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  • Hannah Mae
  • 23-10-22

Literally repeating the work of others

I really was looking forward to this book and to the author's perspective. However it was rising to me that she spent most of the time quoting other journalists and authors, with very little else to offer. There is no new information here and I would recommend the palace papers by Tina Brown in favor of this book

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  • So many books, so little time
  • 13-10-22

Waste of time

The author very much displays her politics. The author is very obviously in the Sussex camp, she does not call out their behaviour or lies. Lacks balance, is not objective and is not worth reading.

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  • Snyder Fam B'vue
  • 28-09-22

zero stars

Horrible woman targeting children. She trashes the Middleton family at every turn and is now trying to profit.

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  • GoNats
  • 27-09-22

If Tina Brown can narrate, why can’t Katie Nicholl

This book was not worth the wait and a real disappointment after reading Tina Brown’s book. I usually like Katie Nicholl and enjoy seeing her interviews. I was so excited to get this but found it boring and too short. It feels like more of a cash in then a well researched book. Perhaps if she had narrated it, it would have come across better.

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  • Karen A Ernst
  • 30-01-23

Enjoyed

This was a interesting read, with a closer look of the Royals before and now.

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  • Vicky M. Brandy
  • 12-10-22

Fair and unbiased book

Very fair, in my opinion. This book is an unbiased telling of the past (Katie laid a nice foundation) as well as more current events. It is a very bittersweet description of the late Queen and the way she balanced her job and family. This was a very enjoyable, non-toxic account and predition of what would very soon after be set in motion. The audio book reader was perfect! Best wishes to the author, the people of the UK, King Charles III and all of his family and extended family who are still learning life without such a constant, graceful figure- The Queen Elizabeth II...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-10-22

Leslie R

I have always loved Katie as a correspondent but this book has no
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The royals- it’s all the same that we’ve been hearing for quite awhile - I’m surprised it was published

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-10-22

Pointless

For some reason, it starts with King George VI and speeds down until current days without really adding anything new. The only new information it has to add is regarding recent events and the youngest generation of royals. I suppose the very flimsy new bits of information it has on this would not fill a book so the author goes back 3 generations in a poorly told, tragically boring, summarized and glossed over version of events. A pointless book.

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  • Kirsten Funesderas
  • 28-09-22

Overall it is a good book…

… BUT I feel as if the author doesn’t want to sound too critic of the Sussexes for fear of backlash. I get no one wants to have abuse, but when someone has lied, one should say it as it is. The Oprah interview was a lying parade. Could they have been great if they had been honest and didn’t just want to be stars and profit? Absolutely! But the fact is that they lied over and over and the harm they did not only to the Firm, but to their families is not something that can be fixed easily.

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  • mrs v e corby
  • 09-10-22

Rehashed news

A lot of the information was old rehashed news. The pronunciation of Megan as Maygan was quite irritating.

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  • JOSEPHINE
  • 01-10-22

Absolutely nothing we didn't already know

Absolutely nothing we didn't know already, no details no inner information.
Boring & far too general.
Considering this is a brand new book that came out after the Queens death I can't believe no mention of it, not even in the epilog.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-10-22

Don’t bother - it’s just a run through of everything that’s already been in the press

Waste of a credit - don’t bother unless you haven’t read or listened to anything about the RF in recent years

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-09-22

Waste of time

Told us nothing new felt like a old book very dull wasn’t impressed waste of time

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  • Col Chastey
  • 24-10-22

Repetitive!

I was really excited to listen to this having seen snippets in the media. I really hoped it would focus on how Charles will lead when he is crowned.

It doesn’t. There’s a passing chapter on that and the whole book is so repetitive it’s actually quite annoying.

If you know nothing about the royal family and are looking for background and some insight it’s ok, but it’s not a deep dive in the next chapter of our monarchy.

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  • Ms Carol Young
  • 13-10-22

Good read

informative and good insight into the future of the monarchy. truth of the dramas caused by Sussex couple

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-10-22

An interesting listen

I had been looking forward to this book but it didn’t enlighten me as much as I thought. Sadly it has been written for an American audience… despite it having a British author and British narrator… any money mentioned is told in Dollars and Meghan is pronounced ‘Maygan’ (a little annoying).
Despite all this it was a nice listen but wouldn’t rush to listen again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-22

Most boring book in history!!

Nothing new and nothing insightful. Prosaic prose and pointless narrative. Do not waste your money

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  • Sheree
  • 30-09-22

Okay

I felt there was nothing new and the couple of new pieces of information were published in the paper before the book was available. Heather Price did a good job.